eLearning in Durham Public Schools

What is eLearning? 
eLearning includes all forms of electronically supported teaching, learning, and content delivery, including web-based programs and applications, virtual education, digital collaboration, and blended or "flipped" instruction.  eLearning can be self-paced or instructor-led and can occur in the classroom, lab, or at home. Durham Public Schools provides numerous programs and resources for teaching and learning at all levels.  A primary use of eLearning in DPS is for credit recovery and first time credit via online course delivery.

Online First Time Credit
DPS offers NCVPS as its online first time credit solution.  A student should only be enrolled into NCVPS after meeting with the school counselor and the principal (or his/her designee), and the following conditions are met:
  • The school has available NCVPS allotments.
  • The student needs a course for acceleration or advanced placement that is not available at the school.
  • The student has an above average performance history academically (>3.5 GPA).
  • The student is technologically literate.
  • The student has access to device(s), internet, printers, earphones, etc..
  • The student is a responsible/accountable learner.
  • The student is in need of first-time credit not available at the school or because of homebound status.
  • The student and parent has signed the DPS eLearning Contract.
Credit Recovery
DPS offers Edmentum Plato as its online credit recovery solution.  A student should only be enrolled into a Plato course for credit recovery after meeting with the school counselor and the principal (or his/her designee), and the following conditions are met:
  • The student is in need of credit recovery.
  • The student has access to device(s), internet, printers, earphones, etc.
  • The student is not eligible for a NCAA sports scholarship.
  • The student and parent has signed the DPS eLearning Contract.